They Live - We Sleep
Things are not as they appear to be.
August 23, 1999
Gretchen Helfridge
WBEZ Radio
Navy Pier
Chicago, Illinois
Dear Gretchen:
Concerning your August 23 Odyssey program with John Gordon and the National Debt; Mr. Gordon succeeded in mis-educating and keeping your listeners ignorant (asleep).
If anyone believes that tax dollars are being collected, sent to Washington and being wasted, the only thing being wasted is that persons mind.
You asked about repaying the debt. The sad truth is that all money in circulation except for coins, is in circulation on the basis of a debt. If there is no debt, there is no money! Hard to believe, but true. Those pieces of paper you mistakenly call dollars are the representation of the debt. The monetization of debt is the technical term. How can you repay a debt with debt, even if there would be money left over when you got through repaying?
Also, dollars do not exist as anything tangible. Like a mermaid, you can picture a mermaid, but you cannot touch or hold a mermaid, because it exists only in your mind. A dollar is even more difficult to visualize, itís impossible, because a dollar is a unit of measurement, like an inch, foot, mile, pound, quart, or ton. You can visualize a quart of milk, but you cannot visualize a quart. If you go to a store and ask for a quart, the clerk will ask you, "a quart of what?" If you ask for a quart of milk, the clerk knows exactly what youíre talking about. A dollar is a unit of measurement which measures a quantity of gold or silver! You cannot hold a dollar in your hand, but you can hold a dollar of gold or silver in your hand. There was a time when you went to a bank and asked for twenty dollars, the clerk would ask you, "twenty dollars of what, gold or silver?"
Some very important questions that should have been asked are:
1. How can the debt be repaid, if repayment just reduces the amount of money in circulation? Remember, no debt, no money! Do you now see why the debt never decreases?
2. What is the money of account of the United States and what is a dollar quantity of it?
3. Who said, "Spend, spend, spend, tax, tax, tax, the people are too damn dumb to understand?"
4. Who said, "If the people should ever refrain from paying taxes, the worthlessness of the money will become apparent and the fraud perpetrated on the people can be concealed no longer?"
You see the purpose of taxation is not to support government, but to get the worthless paper money out of circulation before it creates hyper-inflation.
If the government needs a battleship they do not have to tax anyone for it. They just print the money to buy it, pay the printer with what came off the printing press and tax what they printed out of circulation before it creates inflation!
I know this is all hard to believe. Harder to believe is that the truth is contained in government and Federal Reserve documents. Take time to research the subject for yourself and not rely on those pseudo intellectual experts and Manchurian Candidates being turned out by the thousands in the thought and behavior modification clinics known as colleges and universities. There is a condition of the mind called cognitive dissonance where a person will only believe what he has been taught to believe or what is pleasing to that persons mind. The truth is there for all those who have eyes to see and ears to hear.
Gretchen, if you had control of all the money in the world, what would you buy with it?
Let me tell you what those who control the powerful do buy with it. They buy: publishing houses of text books, newspapers, magazines; radio and TV stations, experts. They buy everything they need to control the minds of the populace to convince them that whatís happening to them is for their own good or beyond governments control and thereby keep their control over us.
Pay off the debt, donít pay off the debt, wage price spirals, price wage spirals, inflation, deflation, depression, recession. You cannot make sense out of nonsense. WBEZ can either educate the people or just keep feeding them the party line of "expert" provided nonsense. Of course the reporters first have to educate themselves, but the chains of cognitive dissonance are hard to break. Ah, too much trouble, just give them the nonsense. Anyway an educated populace is a threat to the government.
Try this on for size. The Fed is the only source paper of money. If it lends $100 at 10% interest how can you pay back $110? Borrow $200 at 10% to pay the $110. How do you pay back the $220? Borrow $400 at 10%. How do you pay back the $440? Do you see why the debt keeps increasing no matter who is in political power? It has to increase, no debt, no money.
There is a simple and legal way to eliminate the debt without even burdening the working people. However, those in control will never implement the solution, because it will mean freeing the people from being chained to the wheel of usury. Why free the slaves?
A clue to the solution is in this letter. If you canít find it, it only proves that you wasted a lot of money on a college education.
The only thing that makes sense on WBEZ anymore is the jazz at 8pm.
P.S. Who said, "Permit me to control a nations currency and I care not who makes its laws?."